Eric Bana to Play "Stone, Nick Stone," in James Bond-esque Movie Franchise?
07.12.10 by BJSprecher
If the rumors are true that MGM's financial troubles have caused the studio to cancel plans for James Bond 23 (working title), then this might be the perfect time for a new super-secret super-agent to hit the big screen. According to Pajiba, Hyde Park Entertainment is in the process of developing the first of a planned series of movie adaptations of Andy McNab’s 12-novel espionage series and they're looking at Eric Bana as the potential headliner of the franchise.
McNab's series of novels feature Nick Stone, a former member of Britain's elite Special Air Service (SAS) who troubleshoots problems around the world. The first movie, titled Echelon, is based on McNab's novel Firewall in which Nick Stone attempts to stop a terrorist organization from accessing the largest computer intelligence database in the world. The movie script is by John Connor, who is also co-producing the movie with Imagenation Abu Dhabi. No director is currently attached to the movie.